Background I have been working with Zainab on a weekly basis for two years at Belvue School in Ealing as part of the Youth Music funded ‘Exchanging Notes’ music project. […]
We are now at the end of year 2 of our 4 year ‘Exchanging Notes’ Youth Music funded project at Belvue School in Ealing, London. There have been some significant […]
We are now in year 2 of a 4 year youth music funded project called Exchanging Notes, working with young musicians at Belvue school, Ealing developing peripatetic-style lessons. Read more […]
In this post our Drake Music Associate Musician Gary Day shares his thoughts on the Youth Music Quality Framework and how he can utilise it in his work at Belvue, […]
Another Exchanging Notes term has been and gone at Belvue School in Ealing and we are about to begin the summer term, which will see us finishing off year 1 […]
Exchanging Notes is a Youth Music funded, 4 year project between Drake Music, Ealing Music Partnership and Belvue School, working with young people with SEND at KS3/4 with moderate or severe learning difficulties, and particularly those facing disabling barriers to music.
Dr Brendan McCloskey (University of Ulster’s School of creative Arts and Technology) visited the Drake Music offices in London on December 5th to introduce his prototype accessible instrument ‘inGrid’.
We are delighted that Dr Brendan McCloskey (University of Ulster’s School of Creative Technologies) will be visiting our London offices on December 5th to introduce a unique and collaboratively designed accessible musical instrument called ‘inGrid’.
I was recently commissioned by Drake Music’s ‘Connect and Collaborate’ strand (C&C) to reinterpret an existing piece of music, working with 3 experienced disabled musicians to compose and record the new piece over 3 sessions, using assistive music technology (AMT).
I was so pleased to be working on this year’s City Of London Festival and to also have the opportunity to be working with 3 of the same schools and pupils who also participated in last year’s festival. This year’s theme and brief was ‘Street Guitar Concerto and Performance’.